Are Public Libraries in Decline?

In The Freckle Report 2020, Tim Coates offers a sobering, data-driven view of the state of public libraries in the U.S. and the U.K. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Comics in Libraries and Schools at the New York Public Library

NYPL and New York Comic Con are partnering to offer a day of professional programming on graphic novels for librarians and teachers on October 5, at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue. Here is a preview of the schedule, which will be finalized closer to NYCC. Admittance requires... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-09-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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British Library to investigate 'single digital presence’ for public libraries

The British Library is leading an 18-month project to determine the possibility of a single digital presence for UK public libraries, backed by more than £260,000 worth of funding. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-08-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How Public Libraries Are Handling Summer Reading During COVID-19

Find out how some libraries are shifting summer reading programs into digital spaces, maintaining their communities, and learning from the process. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-05-26 10:33:13 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2020: Public Libraries and the Pandemic

As states begin lifting stay-at-home restrictions, public libraries face a wide range of short- and long-term issues. How do we keep library workers safe, and employed? How will buildings be redesigned to support physical distancing? Amid the economic damage wrought by the pandemic, how will... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Public Libraries After the Pandemic

The value of public libraries is rarely questioned in times of crisis—think of the New Orleans Public Library after Hurricane Katrina, or the Ferguson Municipal Public Library during the unrest there. But this crisis is different. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Chicago Public Libraries Need To Close Now To Save Lives

Why are Chicago Public Library branches still open to the public during this global health crisis? Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-19 12:06:40 UTC ]
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NYC public libraries are suspending all programs through March, but will remain open to readers.

This morning, both the Chief Librarian of the Brooklyn Public Library and the President of the New York Public Library released statements announcing that they would be cancelling public library programs for the rest of March, in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and encourage social... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-12 16:51:47 UTC ]
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Turning libraries into community hubs 'to blame for decline' in use, says Coates

The use of libraries for community activities rather than just as a repository for books has led to a fall in their use rather than an increase, according to a new report by campaigner Tim Coates. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-10 22:33:22 UTC ]
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Tennessee Becomes Second State to Propose ‘Parental Review Boards’ for Public Libraries

The bills propose to give elected parental review boards the power to decide which “age-appropriate" materials can be accessible to minors within a public library, with librarians who don’t comply with the board’s decisions subject to prison time. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-28 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The Brooklyn Historical Society and the Brooklyn Public Library Will Merge

The merger, for which the two institutions are currently seeking public funding, will see the library take on stewardship of BHS's landmark Pierrepont Street building in Brooklyn Heights as well as all of its holdings and programming. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-28 05:00:00 UTC ]
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New York Public Library’s most checked-out books say a lot about what we read and why

The recently unveiled list, compiled from more than a century of circulation data, is like a literary cardiogram of the nation’s beating heart. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-01-13 12:00:00 UTC ]
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N.Y. Public Library Selects 10 Best Books for Children en Español

The list includes a mix of books written originally in Spanish and in translation. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-11-26 10:00:03 UTC ]
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Major Public Library System Will Boycott Macmillan E-books

The King County (WA) Library System, the nation's top digital-circulating library, has said it will stop buying new release Macmillan e-books once a two-month embargo begins next month. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Santa Monica Public Library Reads THE HATE U GIVE

A reader attended the Santa Monica Public Library's book club discussion about THE HATE U GIVE and shares the library's list of further reading. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-09-16 10:33:34 UTC ]
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City to invest $1.4M in public libraries for census outreach

An investment from the city will help public libraries perform census outreach and provide internet access throughout the city to ensure all New Yorkers are counted in the 2020 Census, the de Blasio... To view the full story, click the title link. Continue reading at Crains New York

[ Crains New York | 2019-08-01 19:48:34 UTC ]
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I Found My American Dream at the Public Library

In his op-ed for Forbes last year, Panos Mourdoukoutas, a professor of economics at LIU Post in New York, suggested that Amazon stores should replace libraries to save taxpayers money. Following the backlash this preposterous suggestion created, Forbes took the article down. But the outpouring... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-07-12 08:48:09 UTC ]
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New York City’s Public Libraries to End Film Streaming Through Kanopy

The libraries cited unsustainable costs in ending the service. Cinephiles took to social media with their reactions. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-06-24 23:21:19 UTC ]
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Why Susan Orlean sees a bright future for public libraries

If you want to get Susan Orlean riled up, just ask her about the economist who suggested the government could eliminate public libraries and "save taxpayers lots of money" now that we have Amazon for books and Starbucks as a gathering place. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-20 10:00:09 UTC ]
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Why Susan Orlean sees a bright future for public libraries

If you want to get Susan Orlean riled up, just ask her about the economist who suggested the government could eliminate public libraries and “save taxpayers lots of money” now that we have Amazon for books and Starbucks as a gathering place. This modest proposal was published on Forbes.com... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-06-20 10:00:00 UTC ]
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